This website really helps you learn about college sports AND academic opportunities. We would have never considered many of the schools we found without the access of this website and the interest expressed by coaches.
Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) March 9, 2010
beRecruited.com, the largest online network connecting high school student-athletes with college coaches, today launched a major and significant upgrade designed to provide its registered high school student-athletes with the most comprehensive, college-oriented resource tool available.
beRecruited has combined with Hobsons, a key provider of comprehensive educational solutions for students and parents, to upgrade its Colleges section (http://www.berecruited.com/colleges) with the most complete and current data on all two- and four-year institutions across the U.S. The section will leverage features of Hobsons’ flagship student recruiting website, http://www.collegeview.com, along with http://www.collegeconfidential.com, a leading community for college-bound students and their parents.
beRecruited will add its comprehensive set of athletic information, along with more than 10,000 team profiles created by beRecruited registered college coaches, giving its user base of more than 650,000 registered student-athletes a way to research college programs and connect with college coaches.
“Our colleges section has always been an invaluable research tool for our users,” said Jeff Cravens, president of beRecruited. “By partnering with Hobsons, we are able to provide the most comprehensive set of academic information available, and combine it with the activity of our 20,000 registered college coaches with a focus of helping student-athletes find the right opportunities.”
“Through this partnership, Hobsons and beRecruited will ensure student-athletes have the comprehensive college information they need to make the right collegiate decision from an athletic and academic perspective,” said Jeremy Cooper, IMS president for Hobsons. “Hobsons is excited to have this unique opportunity to help connect student-athletes with the right schools at a time when they are actively considering their higher education options.”
By creating a profile with beRecruited.com, high school athletes can instantly connect with registered college coaches across America. Athletes update their profiles with recent statistics, videos and photos while researching the programs that offer both their sport and their areas of academic interests through the Colleges section. College coaches can view the profiles that fit their programs and connect with the athletes. Coaches are alerted via email when an athlete fits their parameters.
“The most helpful feature was learning about potential schools with programs across the country,” said Veric Evans, a senior basketball player at Niwot (Colo.) High School, who will be playing basketball at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. “This website really helps you learn about college sports AND academic opportunities. We would have never considered many of the schools we found without the access of this website and the interest expressed by coaches.”
beRecruited’s service is free, maintaining the founders’ principle of providing a robust, cost-effective resource for athletes. For a one-time fee of $59.99 or a monthly fee of $14.99, student-athletes can enhance their profiles by becoming a deluxe-user. Founded in 2000 by Ryan Spoon, a collegiate swimmer for Duke University, it was first created exclusively for NCAA swimming and diving and now serves athletes and coaches from 18 different sports. For more information, visit http://www.berecruited.com.